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Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm PST
think -- jennifer i want to say one thing what has been striking about the fiscal cliff debate in washington is it is still on the turf of the right-wing, the deficit cutters what we really need is a debate about how we create investments -- the incentives for job growth. we still have the lowest level of wages to gdp since the great depression. unless we have a jobs program, energy efficiencies investments in improving our electrical grid, unless we put people to work in this country, we are not ever going to close the deficit. i would say let's raise those income taxes on the highest earners, but couple it with a jobs program. >> jennifer: which is what he has tried to do by insisting on a $50 million surplus for infrastructure. fiscal cliff discussions are obviously continuing, and the white house has lowered the amount of new revenue it is seeking from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion. i want to have you listen to a sound bite from speaker boehner. >> listen, we have been reasonable and responsible in our approach to this, and we're going to continue
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
is an interesting juxtaposition that is happening in d.c. right now, the fiscal cliff and the rights and the soul of the republican party. i'm wondering how you feel whether they resolve it before you come to town? i know you want to avert a crisis, but at the same time deep down do you wish you had a chance to be part that have particular vote? >> look, for the sake of our country, i hope this is resolved before i get there. you know, i've been talking to business owners throughout the corinth for months now. they want certainty predictability from our government. they realize that our taxes are going to be up a little bit. they know there is going to reform to social security and medicare, they want to know so they know how to plan for their companies. i hope it's resolved before i get there if not so be it, i see this as an opportunity for america to lead the way. china is slowing down. india is slowing down. europe is in a recession. south america is slowing down. we have an opportunity to lead out of this mess. i hope we take the lead. >> jennifer: everyone wants to prevent going over over t
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